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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
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Sept. 20, 2010, 6 p.m.

Links on Twitter: NY Mag to launch Vulture as a standalone site, CUNY announces MA in entrepreneurial journalism, Nieman Lab to host next Hacks/Hackers

HuffPo adds “Pundit” badges to reward users who contribute “insightful, informative, and engaging commentary” http://nie.mn/9vCl95

Age old question: do large newspapers owe a nod to small and medium papers that get scoops first? http://j.mp/9aulRm

Lady Bird Johnson was way ahead of her time http://j.mp/duQcaD

We’re hosting Boston’s next @hackshackers meetup on Oct 19. http://nie.mn/caaGli If you’re around, come say hello!

“An attempt to maintain a more robust conversation with readers”: @benpolitico is hiring an assistant http://nie.mn/93p6Xx

WSJ editor on its weekend edition against the NYT: “They’re not a serious competitor.” http://j.mp/cxgFQW

The CUNY J-school’s new Tow-Knight Center offers an MA in entrepreneurial journalism http://nie.mn/dA7DHb

New York mag to launch Vulture.com, a standalone culture site http://nie.mn/aqD3zB

Apple could announce an iPad platform for print subscriptions within the next couple of months http://nie.mn/bTilDI

 
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“Politics as a chronic stressor”: News about politics bums you out and can make you feel ill — but it also makes you take action
“Daily political events consistently evoked negative emotions [which] predicted worse day-to-day psychological and physical health, but also greater motivation to take action aimed at changing the political system that evoked the negative emotions in the first place.”
Digital-only newsrooms are in the firing line as Australian news law grinds toward reality
Lifestyle and youth publishers that source the majority of their traffic from Facebook face closure, while traditional media players that campaigned for the laws look set to be the relative winners.
Spanish-language misinformation is flourishing — and often hidden. Is help on the way?
“Conspiracies are flourishing with virtually no response from credible Spanish-language media outlets.”